"5th Nexus Forum" on the Climate-Energy Security Nexus: Policies and Practices to Enhance Energy Sector Resilience

Venue: Paris

Dates: 4 November 2014

Organiser: International Energy Agency, Environment and Climate Change Unit

Contact Email: caroline.lee@iea.org

Background

Climate change could affect our energy systems, and thereby our energy security, in several ways: by altering energy demand, disrupting energy supply and damaging energy infrastructure. To deal with these threats, the energy sector needs to develop resilience through technological solutions, flexible management practices as well as preventive emergency preparedness and response measures. To facilitate these processes and enhance their effectiveness, policy and institutional responses will be needed.

The IEA hosted the 5th Forum on the Climate-Energy Security Nexus: Policies and Practices to Enhance Energy Sector Resilience in Paris. The workshop focused on the policy responses that could facilitate energy sector resilience, and considered the potential role that government, businesses, and organisations can play in enhancing energy sector planning and resilience building through regulations, guidelines, and partnerships.

Over 70 participants from Europe, China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa attended the workshop. Participants represented national, regional, and local governments, businesses and industry, scientific institutions, and international organisations.

The workshop focused on the policy responses that could facilitate energy sector resilience, and considered the potential role that government, businesses, and organisations can play in enhancing energy sector planning and resilience building through regulations, guidelines, and partnerships.

Participants List

Agenda

Workshop Summary

 

1. Welcome and opening remarks

  • Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Nicholas Bridge, British Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD & IEA

2. Emerging policy space: energy sector adaptation to climate change

3. Climate change science

4. Government policies and initiatives to enhance resilience of the energy system (demand, supply, infrastructure) to gradual and extreme changes in climate

5. Business and investment players’ practices to improve climate change resilience of their assets, operations, and investments

6. Role of international stakeholders and processes in developing resilience awareness, policies and approaches

7. Closing remarks

  • Didier Houssin, Director, Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology, IEA 

 

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